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Only You Can Save Mankind : Johnny Maxwell Series : Book 1 - Terry Pratchett

Only You Can Save Mankind

Johnny Maxwell Series : Book 1

Paperback Published: 23rd September 1993
ISBN: 9780552551038
Number Of Pages: 224

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A fantastic new B format edition of the first Johnny Maxwell novel.

If not you, who else? As the mighty alien fleet from the latest computer game thunders across the screen, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces. And send him a message: We surrender. They're not supposed to do that! They're supposed to die. And computer joysticks don't have 'Don't Fire' buttons ... Shortlisted for The Guardian Children's Fiction Award 'An impressively original book with thrills and spills, its inventiveness, its wit and continuous readability' The Daily Telegraph From the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series and The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, which won the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing in the UK today. He is the acclaimed creator of the Discworld(R) series, the first title in which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Worldwide sales of his books are in excess of 65 million, and they have been translated into 36 languages. He has written a number of titles for younger readers, including The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, which won the Carnegie Medal in the UK, and Nation, which was a Printz Honor Book in the US. He was awarded an OBE in 1998, and a Knighthood in 2009 for his services to literature.

Industry Reviews

"An impressively original book with its thrills and spills, its inventiveness, its wit and continuous readability" * Daily Telegraph * "A wonderful new Pratchett-style fantasy: funny and thrilling enough for anyone who can read fluently" * Daily Mail * "Funny and exciting" * Spectator * "Terry Pratchett's funny, fast-moving story makes provocative reading for all computer game players . . . Makes a serious point out of a ridiculously comic example" * Children's Books of the Year * "Everyone should read Terry Pratchett. Maybe it should be part of the National Curriculum?" * Families *

ISBN: 9780552551038
ISBN-10: 0552551031
Series: Johnny Maxwell
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 23rd September 1993
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1